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Re: Hang with 1.5.18, 1.5.19 snapshot 20051029

On Tue, Nov 01, 2005 at 08:52:33AM -0500, Volker Quetschke wrote:
>Peter Rehley wrote:
>>I have a problem where a configure script is hanging.  I first saw  the 
>>behavior in 1.5.18, and it's still there in the latest snapshot.  The 
>>only machines that we are seeing it hang on are windows 2000  machines, 
>>sp4, with duel pentinum 933 mhz processors, and using ssh  to login to 
>>the machine.  I haven't been able to reproduce the  problem on single 
>>processor machines or when ssh is not used.
>>Under 1.5.18, the hang occurred about 1 in ten times in the  
>>test_configure script (provided in the bash_test.tar.bz2 file.  Under  
>>the latest snapshot it's about 1 in 900.
>>When the hang happens it appears that a process is completed, but  still 
>>can be found in the process directory.  The cmdline file says  
>><defunct>, but the process still shows up in the process list (ps - 
>>ef).  If I try to clean up by killing the process, the kill command  
>>says that the process doesn't exist.  The only way that I can make  the 
>>hung process go away is by using the task manager to kill the  process.
>Your symptoms look familiar to our OOo build hang. I'm curious if in
>your case a:
>$ ls /proc/<hangpid>/fd
>also cures the hang. (Sometimes this has to be issued several times.)

This would make it "not a regression", if so.

In fact, I did see some reports that dmake hangs in 1.5.18 in the archives.

I'm wondering if it is YA symptom of:

since, try as I might, I can't see any way that a process would hang and
then become unstuck by performing a "ls /proc/<hangpid>/fd".


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